NEW! On May 5, 2021 Council for the Township of Essa approved By-law 2021-16 Off Road Vehicles By-law permitting All-Terrain Vehicles and Off-Road Vehicles to travel on ALL municipal roads. For further details on permitted vehicles please review By-law 2021-16.
2021-16 ATV By-law
- Dirt Bikes are prohibited from operating on ALL roads under municipal jurisdiction.
- ATVs/ORVs are NOT permitted on ANY County Roads (including Mill Street, Angus), or trails under municipal jurisdiction (Pine River Trail, Rippon Trail).
Operators should familiarize themselves with By-law 2021-16 prior to operating an ATV/ORV within the boundaries of Essa Township. Additionally, all persons who own or operate an off road vehicle are also required to adhere to provisions set out in the Off Road Vehicles Act as well as the Highway Traffic Act.
For information on ATV/ORV use in Simcoe County Forest please visit www.simcoe.ca
Central Ontario ATV Club (COATV) and the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) can provide information on maintained trails in Ontario as well as membership information.